Lerner Publishing Group Receives Best Pre-School Licensing Project Award for SEL Publishing Program with Sesame Street
MINNEAPOLIS, MN— Lerner Publishing Group was awarded Best Pre-School Licensing Project for the SEL Publishing Program with Sesame Street. With 75 titles in multiple formats, including hardcover, softcover, eBook, and eBook with audio, published in both English and Spanish, this robust program introduces young children to concepts of respect, inclusion, and community awareness. The Best Licensing Project awards are presented annually at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The awards acknowledge excellence in property and brand development and emphasize how sector success develops from the collaborative connections between parties.
“We are extremely proud of our work with Sesame Street, produced by the nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop,” said Adam Lerner, Publisher and CEO of Lerner Publishing Group. “Combining Lerner’s 60 years of children’s publishing expertise with Sesame Workshop’s 50+ years creating research-based educational media has made for an incredible collaboration, and we look forward to continuing to bring these books to young readers around the world.”
“We’re honored to be recognized for our work with Lerner Publishing in nurturing an early love of reading,” said Gabriela Arenas, SVP of Global Products Licensing, Sesame Workshop. “Reading opens doors to new and exciting worlds, and helps kids build vocabulary and comprehension skills, which prepare them to succeed in school and in life.”
Praise for SEL Publishing Program Titles
Sesame Street® Celebrating You and Me
“The major themes across these titles are joy and understanding, which are sure to bring a smile to readers of all ages.” – School Library Journal
“[F]illed with welcoming color photographs that mix Sesame Street’s beloved puppet characters with images of diverse families and children clad in everyday and special attire.”—Booklist
Come Together, Change the World
“[E]xamples of concrete actions children can take to stand up for themselves and others create a strong foundation and make this a useful primer for community building . . .”—School Library Journal
Taking Care of Me
“[E]mphasizes personal responsibility, encouraging children to develop healthy habits as important facets of self-care.”—Booklist
“A solid choice for developing public health collections for the very young.”—School Library Journal
About Lerner Publishing Group™
Lerner Publishing Group™ creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with fifteen imprints and divisions: Lerner Publications, Millbrook Press™, Carolrhoda Books®, Twenty-First Century Books™, Graphic Universe™, Darby Creek™, Kar-Ben Publishing™, Carolrhoda Lab®, LernerClassroom™, Hungry Tomato®, ediciones Lerner, First Avenue Editions™, Lerner Digital™, Zest Books™, and Lerner Publisher Services™.
About Sesame Workshop™
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org and follow Sesame Workshop on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok.